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Delicioso White Bean, Fennel & Italian Sausage Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Servings: 8 servings
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 2 pounds Italian Sausage casing removed
  • 2 fennel bulbs greens discarded, whites roughly chopped (reserve a few fronds for garnish, if desired)
  • 1 medium onion rough chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cans 15 ounces cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups water
  1. In a large Dutch oven, over medium/high heat, brown and crumble the Italian sausage.
  2. Add the chopped fennel, onion, salt and pepper into the pot. Cook stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the garlic, and tomato paste. Cook, stirring occasionally for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cannellini beans, white wine, chicken stock and water to the pot.
  5. Simmer the soup over medium/low for approximately 15-20 minutes to marry the flavors.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh fennel fronds, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Dutch oven
chef's knife and cutting board
strainer (for rinsing and draining the beans)
measuring cups
wooden spoon
measuring spoons